The mansions and villas of the red capitalist in Vietnam – Do Duy Ngoc 

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Over 100 years in Vietnam, the French colonialists built many residences to work and many villas to live in. Those works are still in Hanoi, Hue, Da Nang, Da Lat, Saigon and many other places. All at the expense of the colonial state, very little of the private sector.

During the Republic of Vietnam era in the South, there were many generals, but few people had big houses, most of them lived in official houses, officers’ dormitories or military quarters. There are also people who have their own houses, but they do not build as big as the castles of European aristocrats like the house of the Major General of the Vietnam People’s Army in Ha Tinh, which has just been mentioned by the press.

It is said that this castle is in the name of the Major General’s mother who rides a bicycle to sell vegetables every day. Cool! Sell ​​vegetables but also have hundreds of billions VND (USD 5 millions) to build a house. Major General’s salary is how much a month, that number everyone knows, is not a secret. Then where did that general get the money to build such an amazing house?

Selling vegetables for so much money! Where is the salary of the general? In conclusion, from what source of money did this house come from? The question that everyone can answer, but why has the great furnace still not ignited?

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In the old days, people who took bribes, corrupt, and hid their wealth, gold and silver were collected like cats and dogs. Now it’s different, cadres are free to show off their possessions, villas, cars, children going to study abroad, wives all shopping for branded goods, and more fun and entertainment than the capitalists of the companies. Rich country. 

Only a new general, but already so rich, try asking how rich are the higher levels? The country is poor forever.

Welfare should be shared equally for everyone, now only a group of people share, ask why people don’t suffer.

Sick people go to the hospital to lie down with three or four people per bed, the sick don’t have money to buy medicine, some people sell blood to buy books for their children to go to school, many families don’t have a tent to live in.

Thousands of workers were laid off, dragging thousands of families into a standstill. Highland children go to school with empty stomachs and ragged clothes in the cold wind. There are also children who come to class with a plastic bag covered their head and hold their breath across rivers and streams because the village has no bridge.

How many people are struggling because the price of goods increases, gasoline increases, electricity increases, all of which have increased in price but wages are forever meager.

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But the mansions, the luxurious villas of the leaders continuously sprang up. The coins collected are still used every day like paper. The gap between the rich and the poor is getting bigger and bigger, and the injustice is getting bigger and bigger. Since then, people have lost faith.

The evidence is there, there is no need for an inspection, the investigation will also have results. Why are the houses still hanging in the air like knives in the chest of the poor people, like thorns in the eyes of the poor.

The more villas like that, the more poor people are forever poor and the future is darker than the fate of the old Ms. Dau (Ms. Rooster) (*)

6.6.2023 – DODUYNGOC

(*) Chị Dậu (Rooster): The main character in the novel’s real name is Le Thi Dao, married to Nguyen Van Dau, so people called her Chị Dậu (Ms. Rooster). Ms. Dau is described as a gentle, courageous woman who loves her children and her husband, but is also tough and brave against the strong to protect her husband against colonist. She was a Vietnamese woman, who represented the miserable life of the Vietnamese peasant class in the early 20th century under the domination of the French colonialists.